The Department of Strategic Communication in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas, invites applications for a one-year full-time lecturer position in the area of public relations and/or advertising to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.
Applicants should be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in writing, public relations, advertising, research, creative strategy, campaigns, and other required courses in the major. Professional experience in advertising or public relations, experience in undergraduate teaching, and evidence of a strong teaching record are preferred.
Candidates must possess a master’s degree in a communication-related field. The successful candidate will teach four regular courses per semester and may participate in service activities for the department, such as advising.
The Bob Schieffer College of Communication
The college, which is named for TCU alumnus and longtime CBS network TV correspondent Bob Schieffer, is the academic home for about 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in four departments (Communication Studies; Film, Television and Digital Media; Journalism; and Strategic Communication). More than 30 graduate students pursue master’s degrees in Communication Studies and Strategic Communication, and about 50 full-time and 25 part-time faculty teach in the college. The college’s award-winning student activities include print, video and digital news media, a forensics and debate team, an advertising and public relations agency, a radio station and sports broadcasting productions. The college also offers a vibrant array of study abroad courses taught by its faculty.
Texas Christian University
Founded in 1873 and currently enrolling more than 10,000 students, TCU delivers a world-class university experience, consistently ranking in the top 5 percent of the nation’s 3,500 universities and colleges. The university ranks in the top 100 national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings and is named by Forbes as a “Rising Star” on the magazine’s “10 Top Colleges to Watch” list. TCU has been named a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education for six consecutive years, and its endowment is among the top 60 college and university endowments nationwide. In recent years, the university at large has invested more than $200 million in top-of-the-line facilities, including a new intellectual commons and library expansion that opened in fall 2015. More than 71 countries and 60 religious faith traditions are represented by TCU’s students. With a 13:1 student/faculty ratio and a teacher-scholar model that results in close, mentoring relationships, TCU offers many of the advantages of smaller liberal arts colleges.
Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth is the nation’s 16th largest city. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area is the fourth largest in the nation and is home to 21 Fortune 500 companies. The metro area has been named No. 2 in the country for job growth by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and named fifth best city in the country to buy a home. Fort Worth boasts “the best downtown in America,” according to Liveability .com, and is home to three world-class art museums, a premier performance facility, green spaces and public art.
Applications must include a cover letter, a list of at least three references, and a curriculum vitae. Applications must be submitted electronically through the TCU HR system at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty/CSSPage_Welcome.asp. From there, click on “Find Openings” and then select “Communication Positions.” The system is not compatible with the Safari browser. Review of applications will begin in mid-April 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
All questions regarding the application process should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-257-7790.
TCU welcomes employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, traditions, and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. TCU strives to create and preserve a respectful culture and encourage all to apply.